We usually spend extensive part of our lives in our bed. Given the amount of time we spend on mattress as well as the stains that unavoidably go along with it, it is shocking to know that there were only few people who actually know how to clean mattress stains.
One of the most important things that we should put in mind is that we need to deal with stains as much as possible. The sooner you clean the stains from your mattress, the easier it will disappear. As soon as you see a stain on your mattress, don’t just cover them with any cloth, make sure that you clean it right away even before you go to bed and sleep. This is the most effective way on how to clean mattress stain because if you don’t do it, you might end up ruining your mattress.
The first step you should do to know how to clean mattress stain is to use a dry sponge method. Get a cup of mild detergent soap and put it in a bowl or in a small basin, slowly, add a cup of water and mix it, you may use an electronic mixer until it becomes foamy. By using a sponge, take away the foamy bubbles and rub them into the area of the mattress that have stains, repeat this method until the stain has already disappeared. Make sure that you don’t wet the entire mattress that’s why using a sponge is very important in removing any stains from your mattress. After the stains disappear, make sure that you dry the area where you remove the stains by using an absorbent cloth or towel. Remember to use a clean white cloth to avoid getting new stains from colored cloth or dirty cloth. You may also use a hair dyer in drying the spot to make sure that you have dried the spot well before putting your sheets on.
The method that is mentioned above on how to clean mattress stain works on two common types of stains. However, it will require you to do more intensive method. If your mattress has a urine or blood stain, you are required to use white vinegar or you may also use a hydrogen peroxide and apply it with a clean towel in a circular motion around the stains up to the middle of the spot. For urine stains, in order to remove undesirable odor, use baking soda after removing the stains leave your mattress with a fresh odor.
But you still have to remember, before using the method of white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is far harsher that a dry suds method, don’t use a bleaching solution or your mattress will end up with discoloration. If using bleach is necessary, try it first on the hidden area of your mattress to check if this will cause your mattress discoloration. If you think this will harm your mattress, think of an alternative solution to avoid ruining your mattress.
Even you have already mastered how to clean mattress stain using the methods mentioned above, remember that you will still come to face a stain that will not come out. That’s why it is very important to remember that in order to prevent stains, clean them as soon as you notice some stains invading your mattress.